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Streaming Video Technology Alliance Announces Recipients Of Seventh Annual Membership Grant Program

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FREMONT, Calif.--()--The Streaming Video Technology Alliance (SVTA), a global technical association developing solutions to address critical technical challenges in delivering a high-quality video experience at scale, today announced the recipients of its 2024 Membership Grant Program as well as extended support for existing grant members. Now in its seventh year, the Membership Grant Program sponsors select companies that meet the financial requirements, with a one-year Principal membership. This grant program not only enables smaller companies to participate in and benefit from the SVTA’s mission of deeper industry collaboration across the video streaming ecosystem, but also benefits existing members and the industry at large by bringing in new ideas from cutting-edge startups and accelerating advancements in video streaming.

“We are thrilled to welcome the newest cohort of Grant recipients to the SVTA and look forward to the valuable insights and contributions they will bring. We remain committed to diversity, striving to foster a membership base that is inclusive of a wide array of individual and organizational backgrounds,” said Jason Thibeault, Executive Director at the Streaming Video Technology Alliance. “In 2024, we also look forward to celebrating a decade since the founding of the Alliance. This milestone is a testament to the collective efforts of our members and what we have accomplished together.”

The SVTA board of directors chose the following four companies as the new 2024 grant recipients:

Alvalinks supports all entities conducting live streaming and ensures seamless and high-quality video streams across every interface and platform, in every imaginable environment. Alvalinks Intelligent Delivery guarantees reliable live video streams from source to destination, optimally routing them across edge, internet, and cloud.

“Video delivery is a core tenet of viewers’ quality of experience. Alvalinks observability platform helps media organizations to solve the networking challenges and ensure video contribution is flawless. We are excited to join the SVTA, and take an active part in its working groups to help build guidelines and recommendations for streaming and video contribution.” – Dr. Gabriel Kerner, CEO, Alvalinks

ARK Multicasting is a leading-edge Next Gen TV company, leveraging the power of TV broadcasting by adding an IP multicast extension to the unicast Internet. ARK is on the forefront of Broadcast Internet Service development with solutions to relieve congestion for ISPs and provide datacasting services for many verticals including distance learning, the connected car market, smart agriculture, telehealth, and over-the-top video streaming providers.

“ARK Multicasting is so very excited to be rewarded a 2024 SVTA Grant Award. As media and entertainment consumption continues to increase across unicast infrastructure, the need for innovative delivery like ARK Multicasting becomes even more necessary. Through the alliance, important industry driven standards and solutions like open caching will continue to unite this space towards a better tomorrow.” – Joshua Weiss, Co-founder & CEO, ARK Multicasting

id3as are the Pioneers of 'Self-Healing' video pipelines and the enterprise specialist 'tailors' for those wanting to deliver high value premium live streaming services such as LL-HLS, WebRTC, Packaging, and Encoding for every element of the workflow and across any scale of private infrastructure, carrier network, or cloud.

"We are honored and thrilled to be the recipient of a 2024 SVTA grant membership. id3as has long believed that vendors, media companies, and consumers all benefit when we work together to solve the hard problems facing the streaming industry. We look forward to diving in and helping the SVTA continue to make a difference, particularly in the live streaming realm." – Adrian Roe, CEO, id3as

BackBone Networks (Wiber) is the split off from Wiber (residential and commercial Internet) to specialize in higher-tier services, including internet provision to other ISPs. Wiber is the rebranding of TECNET.

Existing Grant Recipient Members allt, Blockcast, IdeaNova, picoNETS, and swXtch.io will continue into 2024 as Grant members. A special committee chartered by the board selected these recipients to receive another membership grant based on their contributions.

Streaming Tech Week: February 11 - 16, 2024, at the Denver Marriott Tech Center

The first ever Streaming Tech Week features three exciting industry events, back to back, in one location.

  • February 11- 14: ACM Mile High Video is a flagship video coding and streaming event geared towards practicing engineers in areas related to media compression and streaming and organized by engineers and researchers from both industry and academia.
  • February 14: SEGMENTS:2024 is a one-day public conference, organized by the SVTA, as a walk through the streaming video workflow. The event features an impressive roster of industry speakers discussing the real world challenges of operating a streaming platform and delivering high-quality video at scale. SEGMENTS:2024 sponsors include Broadpeak, Comcast NBCUniversal, Fastly, and TAG Video Systems.
  • February 15 - 16SVTA Q1 Member Meeting includes interactive Working Group Sessions and industry presentations as well as an evening networking event.

Members of the SVTA include companies from across the streaming video ecosystem such as network operators, technology providers, service providers, and content owners. Current members are: AERQAgoraalltAlvalinksAmazonAMDAmerica's Boating ChannelARK MulticastingATEMEBackBone NetworksBitmovinBlockcastBrightcoveBroadpeakCBCCDN77Charter CommunicationsCisco SystemsComcastCommScopeCompira LabsConvivaDatazoomDeutsche TelekomDisney StreamingDolbyEdgioEluvioExtreme LabsFastlyFriend MTSGloboGoogleHarmonic, Hughes Satellite Systemsid3asIdeaNova Technologies, IMAXINKA EntworksIntelsatInterra SystemsIrdetoITVLiberty GlobalMainstreamingMarkAnyMicrosoftMuxNagraNCTA, NetskrtNice People at WorkNTT EastOptusOrangePanasonic AvionicsParamountpicoNETSQualabsQwilt, SidenSiriusXM RadioSkyswXtch.ioSynamediaSystem73TAG Video SystemsTECNET ArgentinaTelefonicaThalesThe Football Association Premier LeagueTHEOTouchstreamUnified StreamingVarnish SoftwareVecima NetworksVelocixVerizonViasat Inc., and Wowza.

The SVTA also sees participation from other brands owned by, or associated with, member companies which include GlobecastHuluNBCSportsPeacockPlutoTVPrime VideoTwitchVerizon MediaViaccess-Orca, and Virgin Media.

For more information on the SVTA, the Technical Groups, or to inquire about becoming a member, visit https://www.svta.org.

About the Streaming Video Technology Alliance

The Streaming Video Technology Alliance (SVTA) is a global technical association addressing critical challenges in streaming video. By educating the industry on the technical nature of the issues, providing a neutral forum for collaboration across the video ecosystem, and publishing documentation that defines technical solutions, the SVTA is helping to improve the streaming video experience at scale. Over 100 companies including network operators, content rights holders, OTT platforms, service providers, and technology vendors – representing some of the biggest names in global streaming – participate in bi-weekly working group activities and quarterly face-to-face meetings. For more information, please visit https://www.svta.org.

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Jason Thibeault
Streaming Video Technology Alliance
pr@svta.org

First published on Thu, Feb 8, 2024

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